Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Contemporary South Asian Art exhibitions in London

One of the many things I love about London is the abundance of contemporary art exhibitions; we are so spoilt for choice here. As with many centres of Art, London does receive its fair share of from the Indian Sub continent. What seems to be interesting about this year so far is the sudden, explosion of contemporary South Asian Art exhibitions, which excites me very much. If you are in the city, be sure to visit one of these exhibitions. I’m going to try and visit them all.

Grosvenor Vadehra Gallery

Sunil Gupta: The New Pre-Raphaelites

12 January - 30 January 2010

Whitechapel Galley

Where Three Dreams Cross: 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

21 January - 11 April 2010

Aicon Gallery

Raghu Rai: A Retrospective

22 January - 20 February 2010

The Saatchi Gallery
The Empire Strikes Back:
Indian Art Today

29 January - 7 May 2010

There is so much to see and not enough time. Enjoy :)

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

New Promises | New Year | New Decade

Well, it's that time of the year when we promise to be extra good and that usually lasts till the end of January or if you are good maybe till the beginning of spring ;)

I promise to:-
  • blog regularly (I think I said this last year)
  • be daring i.e. try new things
  • continue to explore new my home city - London
  • not to stress over others (it just increases the number of grey hair)
  • continue to do things by myself, even if no one can join me - their loss!
  • stop allowing people to think they know me better than I do and
  • be brave with my photography....
It only dawned on me a couple of weeks ago, that we were coming to the end of a decade. This got me reflecting on where I was in 1999 and where I had reached in 2009. There have been so many first time experiences, which have included:-
  • Finishing my studies - being away from home and getting my Masters
  • Travelling with friends and on my own
  • Worked at my dream organisation
  • Moved to London to work and live
  • Meeting a wide range of personalities, which have been huge learning experiences in themselves :)
Lets hope the next decade proves to be equally exciting and another adventurous chapter in my life.